Tips for Evaluating Property for Raising Cattle
When buying land for cattle production, there are some unique characteristics to consider before signing a contract. These characteristics include: stocking rate, forage quality and type, soil type and fertility, terrain and slope of the land, water sources in each pasture, number of pastures and traps, working pen availability and condition, fence condition and type, and other infrastructure (overhead bins, interior roads, etc.) availability and condition.
LMA’s Chelsea Good Shares Her Thoughts on Today’s Hot Button Issues in the Animal Ag Industry
Oklahoma Farm Report
Vice President for Government and Industry Affairs Chelsea Good and other members of the Livestock Marketing Association team have been travelling the countryside recently meeting with their members and stakeholders in the livestock business trying to get a feel of what is going on in animal agriculture, especially where the cattle market is concerned.
Reward increased to $10K after nearly 500 steers stolen from Texas ranch
The reward for information that leads to an arrest or indictment has been increased to $10,000 after a herd of 489 steers were stolen from a ranch in eastern Clay County, which is just east of Wichita County and Wichita Falls. The cattle were taken between November 2018 and August, but because of the size of the rancher’s herd, he didn’t discover they were missing until shipping the remainder of his cattle, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association said in a press release.
Marketing strategies for beef cattle producers
It is important to look at your calves, weigh your calves and know what you have to sell. Most cow-calf producers only sell calves a few times a year, so they do not get much practice in guessing the weights.
Remove Net Wrap From Forages
North Dakota State University
Producers should remove net wrap before feeding forages to their livestock. Cattle may eat the net wrap if it’s not removed. Eating excessive amounts of net wrap can result in livestock illness and deaths.
Q&A: Sara Place of NCBA
If you haven’t heard Sara Place speak, you should. This researcher with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association is bright, funny, and quick to call out a false statement or anti-beef comment when the time is right.
Is Improving Beef Quality Free?
Gilda V. Bryant
Genomics, the study of the entire set of genes in living organisms, such as beef cattle, has allowed producers to examine DNA profiles and calculate expected progeny differences (EPDs). Genetically enhanced-EPDs (GE-EPDs) have added to the power and precision of selection tools when using genomic technology.